Man Arrested In Washington County For Killing His Roommate



The murder took place in Hancock

Hancock, Md. (DG) – A 56-year-old Washington County man has been charged with killing his roommate in Hancock, Maryland on Saturday.

Shortly after 1 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Hancock Police Department arrived at 1-B Fleming Drive for a welfare check. When police arrived at the home, they found 53-year-old Eddie Wayne Smith dead.

Deputies say their investigation found that Smith’s roommate, 56-year-old Everett Allen, was at the home when police arrived. Police gathered enough information to charge Allen with first degree murder.

Smith’s body was sent to the Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Allen was taken to the Washington County Sheriff‘s Office Detention Center where he remains held without bond.